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 Post subject: Fan Game Developers Who Become Indie Devs?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Does anyone here know any more examples?

Because at the moment, I'm writing an article with examples of fan game developers who moved onto indie games at some point or another. I've currently got GalaxyTrail games (Freedom Planet devs), the Sonic Mania development team, Eyes in Everything (Psycutlery), Fusion Gameworks and Jonas Kaerlev (a Hat in Time).

However, I'm struggling to find examples from other scenes, and I'm also sure I've missed a few big names too.

So yeah, any suggestions? Do you know any development teams or individuals who went from making fan games/mods/hacks to making original works?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:19 pm 
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Syaxamaphone (Suits and Sandals) would be a good example, though you may have already considered him/interviewed him.

EDIT: hmm that's assuming that he's made fangames before, I'm not sure

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Not to be arrogant, but I also kinda moved over to indiedev :D, not that I have ever released a finished fangame, dont know if I even ever will XD, BUT I worked on one :P

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Me. I did the thing.

I have made many fan games before.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:17 am 
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*coughs*

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:18 am 
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If it counts, Mairo Maker and Zelda Maker's developers both turned their fangames into indie games.
https://gamejolt.com/games/super-mix-maker/192007
https://www.patreon.com/DreamMix

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:51 am 
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*Raises hand*

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Willsaber wrote:
If it counts, Mairo Maker and Zelda Maker's developers both turned their fangames into indie games.
https://gamejolt.com/games/super-mix-maker/192007
https://www.patreon.com/DreamMix


Good catch. Will probably include the Zelda Maker one (since I like to include a variety of fandoms here).

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I was actually thinking of including you on the list already, amusingly enough.

Me. I did the thing.

I have made many fan games before.



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*Raises hand*


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Not to be arrogant, but I also kinda moved over to indiedev :D, not that I have ever released a finished fangame, dont know if I even ever will XD, BUT I worked on one :P


Oh wow, certainly got a lot of examples here. Yeah, guess I should probably get on with the article soon.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:08 pm 
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ReDigit's probably the most obvious one by now. (Think SMBX & Terraria)

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Well, I used to make fangames, some of them are still here, mostly Mario. While I'm not exactly your guy because I'm not an indie right now, I do work in game development as a programmer and have one of my projects being made within that company.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Toby Fox: Well-known for UNDERTALE, but got his start with Starmen.net and the Earthbound Halloween Hack.
Dan Fornace: Became famous for Super Smash Land before making Rivals of Aether.
Omar Cornut: Working on an incredible remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. This got greenlit by SEGA.
???: Can't find his name, but I believe the creator of Blaster Master Zero was a passionate fan of the series?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:08 am 
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DJ Coco wrote:
*coughs*

You actually need to release an indie game though.

(I don't count Nulldrifters)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:20 pm 
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I, too, make the indie game creations if you wish to add me to your list

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Me? If my "game" below counts as an indie game, but I'm boring.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Vertette wrote:
DJ Coco wrote:
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You actually need to release an indie game though.

(I don't count Nulldrifters)

I count Nulldrifters. Best Fast RMX fangame ever.

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FreakZone Games, the one-man company which made AVGN Adventures used to be a part of this community before I believe. Also, Freedom Planet used to be a fangame.

also I'd like to finish a game someday, cough cough

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CatoNator wrote:
FreakZone Games, the one-man company which made AVGN Adventures used to be a part of this community before I believe.

Checks out!

EDIT: further proof

EDIT 2: Wow, turns out that FreakZone was a website, and was the first website to take fangaming seriously rather than just making joke games

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Yeah I still have a couple of FreakZone games, including Mario & Sonic Return from August 2000! It was a janky fighting game with Sonic and Mario characters, and it wasn't protected so I was able to open it up in the Games Factory and used it to learn how to make my own games back in the day. :laugh:

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Oh woah, had no idea FreakZone used to be a member here.

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I count Nulldrifters. Best Fast RMX fangame ever.

Yes and the only one as well. It was OK but Coco can do a lot better.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Vertette wrote:
Oh woah, had no idea FreakZone used to be a member here.

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I count Nulldrifters. Best Fast RMX fangame ever.

Yes and the only one as well. It was OK but Coco can do a lot better.
Course I can, Nulldrifters was made in Game Maker after all

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